Johanna Hendrina Buitendach
Position Professor
Discipline Psychology
Phone 031 260 2407
Email buitendach@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address 1WO1, MTB Building

Degrees Held

  • BA (Social Work)
  • MSocSc (Social work)
  • D Litt.et.phil (Social Work)
  • BA(Honn)(Industrial Psychology)
  • MA (Industrial psychology)
  • Phd (Industrial psychology

Research Interests

  • Positive psychology
  • Wellbeing in the workplace
  • Happiness

Teaching Interests

  • Psychological assessment
  • Organisational Behaviour

Publications / Selected Publications

Books

Journal Articles

Since my appointment on 5 October 2009 2009
  • Buitendach, J.H. & Rothmann, S. (2009). The validation of the Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire in selected organisations in South Africa. South African Journal of Human Resource Management.
2011
  • Buitendach, J.H., & Moola, M.A . (2011). Coping, occupational wellbeing and job satisfaction of nurses. African Journal of Psychology,11(1) 42-52.
  • Field, L.K. & Buitendach, J.H. (2011). Happiness, work engagement, and organizational commitment of support staff at a tertiary institution. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 37(1), 1-10.
  • Becker, M., Vignoles, V.L., Owe, E., Brown, R., Smith, P.B., Easterbrook, M., Herman, G., Bourguignon, D., de Sauvage, I., Torres, A., Camino, L., Silveira Lemos, F.C., Ferreira, M.C., Koller, S.H., González, R., Carrasco, D., Cadena, M.P., Lay, S., Wang, Q., Bond, M.H., Vargas Trujillo, E., Balanta, P., Valk, A., Habtamu Mekonnen, K., Nizharadze, G., Fulop, M., Regalia, C., Manzi, C., Brambilla, M., Harb, C., Aldhafri, S., Martin, M., Macapagal, M.E.J., Chybicka, A., Gavreliuc, A., Buitendach, J., Schweiger Gallo, I., Özgen, E., Güner, Ü, Yamakoglu, N. (2011). Culture and the Distinctiveness Motive: Constructing Identity in Individualistic and Collectivistic Contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, DOI: 10.1037/a0026853.
  • Becker, M., Vignoles, V.L., Owe, E., Brown, R., Smith, P.B., Easterbrook, M., Herman, G., Bourguignon, D., de Sauvage, I., Torres, A., Camino, L., Silveira Lemos, F.C., Ferreira, M.C., Koller, S.H., González, R., Carrasco, D., Cadena, M.P., Lay, S., Wang, Q., Bond, M.H., Vargas Trujillo, E., Balanta, P., Valk, A., Habtamu Mekonnen, K., Nizharadze, G., Fulop, M., Regalia, C., Manzi, C., Brambilla, M., Harb, C., Aldhafri, S., Martin, M., Macapagal, M.E.J., Chybicka, A., Gavreliuc, A., Buitendach, J., Schweiger Gallo, I., Özgen, E., Güner, Ü, Yamakoglu, N. (2011).Identity the Beliefs Component of Individualistic-Collectiveness Conceptualism across 36 nation groups. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0022022111430255.
2012.
  • Field, L.A. & Buitendach, J. H. Work Engagement, Organisational Commitment, Job Resources And Job Demands Of Teachers Working Within Disadvantaged High Schools In Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Psychology in Africa,22(1), 87-95.
  • Bobat, S., Caruth, E., & Buitendach, JH . Relationship between a Situational Judgement Test and Ability and Personality Measures. Journal of Psychology in Africa.,22(2) ,245-250.
2013
  • Simons, J, & Buitendach, J.H. The relationship between psychological capital, work engagement and organisational commitment amongst call centre employees in South Africa. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, . 39(2), Art. #1071, 12 pages
2014
  • Pillay, K., & Buitendach, J.H. Happiness, Psychological capital and organisational citizenship behaviour of staff in a financial institution. Journal of Psychology in Africa
  • Hansen, A., Buitendach, J.H. & Kanengoni, H. Psychological capital, subjective Wellbeing, burnout job satisfaction amongst educators in the Umlazi Region. South African Journal of Human resource Management, 12(1), 13. Art.#599, 13 pages.
  • Sibiya, M, Buitendach, JH, Bobats, S, & Kanengoni, H. The prediction of turnover by means of employee engagement and demographic variables in a Telecommunications organisation. Journal of Psychology in Africa,

Community Involvement

  • I am involved in wellness days in the Malvern area

Teaching Expertise

  • I have taught various undergraduate as well as post graduate modules for the past 17 years.

Student Supervision (Honours, Matser, PhD …)

Since my appointment in October 2009

Master students 2011
  • Chikoko, G.M. The nature of the psychological conditions of work engagement among employees at a university in Durban, South Africa.
  • Field, L.A. Work Engagement, Organisational Commitment, Job Resources And Job Demands Of Teachers Working Within Disadvantaged High Schools In Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Simons, J. The relationship between psychological capital, work engagement and organisational commitment amongst call centre employees in South Africa.
  • Main, K. Job demands and job resources as antecedents of work engagement among school educators in Pietermartizburg, KwaZulu Natal.
  • Dlamini, S. Orientations to Happiness and Subjective well-being among teachers in Swaziland.
2012
  • Meyer-Weitz, A. A qualitative exploration of a comprehensive response to HIV and AIDS through an integrated Wellness Workplace Programme.
  • Kesari, S. Occupational Stress, Psychological Capital Happiness and Turnover Intentions among Teachers.
  • Valli, F. Perceived stress and role conflict in dual careers couples.
  • Mudvidziwa, R. Work engagement among bus drivers in Zimbabwe. The role of employment well-being, job demands and resources.
  • Pillay, K. Happiness, Psychological capital and organisational citizenship behaviour of staff in a financial institution.
  • Setar, B. The moderating role of psychological capital in the relationship between Job stress and the outcomes of Incivility and Work Involvement among Call Centre employees.
  • Frank, S. Nurse’s experiences of work engagement.
  • Hansen, A. Psychological capital, subjective Wellbeing, burnout job satisfaction amongst educators in the Umlazi Region.
  • Nohari, L. Relationship between job satisfaction and work values in the Soiuth African context.
  • Tissong, C. Employee experiences of commitment and happiness in call centre employment.
  • Padyachee, S. Exploring Immigrant Worker’s Experiences of Tensions, Identity and Social Resources within the Port of Durban, South Africa.
2013
  • Singh, Y. Organisational virtuousness, psychological capital, subjective wellbeing and organisational citizenship behavior amongst teachers.
  • Chimariro, M. Psychological Capital, Occupational Stress and Work Engagement in the Health Sector: A Case Study of Nurses in Zimbabwe.
  • Lewis, L. Occupational stress, psychological capital and subjective well-being among registered nurses in South Africa in public and private hospitals: a comparative study
  • Khoza, N.H. Orientation to happiness, work locus of control and job satisfaction among high school teachers in the township of Mamelodi, Pretoria.
  • Madlabana, C.Z. The perceptions and experiences of well-being among nurses in National Health Insurance Pilot at a Community Health Centre
  • Z.N. Nkosi. A qualitative exploration of the meaning of work among nurses at King Edward V111 Hospital, South Africa.
Phd Students Since my appointment on 5 October 2009
  • Shaik, Z. An Investigation into the relationship between the Locus of Control and Happiness.

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